Category Archives: News

News from around the lake.

27 June 2018: Loon Family Pictures

Well it turns out the loons had two chicks this year, not one as I originally thought. I went out this evening to get some pictures, and the loons cooperated happily. Even when I knew there were two I could … Continue reading

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June 7, 2018 Bankruptcy Court Hearing Audio

At the U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing held yesterday afternoon in Portland, Judge Michael A. Fagone denied the Trustee’s Motion for Substantive Consolidation but approved the bid procedures and scheduled dates for the auction and the Sale Motion hearing. Sale Objections … Continue reading

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05 December 2017: Anyone Missing a Goose?

There’s been a white domestic goose hanging out on Clary Lake with some Canada Geese this fall. For a domestic goose it was quite shy, it wouldn’t face me at all but started swimming away from me as soon as … Continue reading

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05 December 2017: Medius L3C has been Administratively Dissolved

From the For What It’s Worth department: Medius L3C, the low-profit, limited liability company named after your middle finger which currently owns the mortgage on the Clary Lake dam is in administrative dissolution for failure to file it’s 2017 Annual … Continue reading

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Maine VLMP Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2017 Water Column, the newsletter the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitor Program, is now available on the VLMP website. The Clary Lake Association is a long-time member and active supporter of the Maine VLMP, and three of our members, … Continue reading

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07 November 2017: Paul A. Kelley Jr. Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Paul A. Kelley Jr., principal of the now-defunct Pleasant Pond Mill LLC and presumed owner of the Clary Lake dam has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This bankruptcy filing is not to be confused with the Pleasant Pond Mill LLC … Continue reading

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26 September 2017: WLO Appeal Briefing Schedule Revised

The briefing schedule for upcoming filings in the Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal that was included in the August 15th Court Order (see “Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal Update“) has been revised by the Court in response to a motion … Continue reading

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07 September 2017 Lincoln County News: Commissioners Hear about Clary Lake Dam

Last Tuesday September 5th CLA Board member Jane Chase and I and my wife Margaret attended the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting in Wiscasset to update them on the current status of the Clary Lake water level crisis. The meeting which … Continue reading

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September 2017 Whitefield News: Clary Lake Association Petition Delivered to DEP

The September 2017 issue of the Whitefield News has an article on the front page I wrote about the Clary Lake Association’s recent Petition initiative to DEP. The article includes a little background to help give people who are new … Continue reading

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31 August 2017 Maine Things Considered: The Water Level On This Maine Lake Has Plummeted

The story on Clary Lake by Maine Public Radio’s Susan Sharon aired on “Maine Things Considered” late this afternoon. If you missed it, not to worry: a transcript with audio and pictures has been posted on the Maine Public Radio … Continue reading

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Clary Lake water level story will run Thursday on “Maine Things Considered”

Most of you have heard that Susan Sharon of Maine Public Radio is doing a story on Clary Lake, I posted about it last week. I had expected a little more notice about when the story was going to run but I … Continue reading

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27 August 2017 Centralmaine.com: Whitefield and Jefferson residents list frustrations in petition to DEP

There is an article in today’s Centralmaine.com papers  by staff writer Jessica Lowell about the Petition we submitted to DEP last week. The article is in the Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel, and was also picked up by the Portland … Continue reading

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23 August 2017 Lincoln County News: Petition Calls on DEP to Enforce Clary Lake Water-Level Order

There’s an article in this week’s Lincoln County News by Staff Reporter Abigail Adams about the Petition we filed with DEP on Monday, August 21st. It’s a detailed and timely writeup. Ms. Adams includes a comment from David Madore, DEP … Continue reading

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23 August 2017: Maine Public Radio is doing a Story on Clary Lake

Maine Public Radio Deputy News Director and General Assignment Reporter Susan Sharon is going to be doing a story on Clary Lake. She came out to Whitefield last Monday to interview me and Malcolm Burson. Her visit included a boat … Continue reading

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22 August 2017: CLA Petition to DEP Submitted

I want to thank EVERYONE who signed our petition to DEP and to let everyone know that the Petition which the Board introduced at the Clary Lake Association Annual meeting on August 12th, along with over 350 signatures collected both … Continue reading

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12 August 2017: Annual Meeting a Great Success

The Annual 2017 Clary Lake Association meeting was a great success. I’ll post a thorough update in a few days, but for now I just wanted to get a few pictures online and say THANK YOU!! to all the people … Continue reading

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Lincoln County News: Whitefield Public Library Opens Doors at Arlington Grange

My wife Margaret has been helping setup and run the new Whitefield Public Library at the Arlington Grange. This is a great resource for the town: Whitefield Public Library Opens Doors at Arlington Grange

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Central Maine Papers: David Pond Losing Water

One of our Facebook followers posted the following article to our Facebook page. An interesting read. There are some clear parallels between the situation facing David Pond shore owners and that facing Clary Lake shore owners, but there is a … Continue reading

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10 May 2017 Lincoln County News: Despite Bankruptcy, Clary Lake Dam Situation ‘Status Quo’

Lincoln County News staff writer Abigail Adams attended the May 1st bankruptcy meeting of creditors and has written an article about it appearing in this week’s Lincoln County News. It’s a good, factual article but like the recent article in … Continue reading

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18 April 2017: Spring Musings and a Look Ahead

I try to keep this news forum factual and informative and not all that speculative. From time to time however I am compelled to offer up some commentary on what has been happening, where we are and where it looks … Continue reading

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